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Floating Weeds ()

Ukikusa (original title)
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The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows... See more »

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Ganjirô Nakamura ...
Komajuro Arashi
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Sumiko
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Kayo
Hiroshi Kawaguchi ...
Kiyoshi Homma
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Oyoshi
Hitomi Nozoe ...
Aiko
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Theatre Owner
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Kichinosuke
Haruo Tanaka ...
Yatazo
Yosuke Irie ...
Sugiyama
Hikaru Hoshi ...
Kimura
Mantarô Ushio ...
Sentaro
Kumeko Urabe ...
Shige
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Aiko no haha
Mutsuko Sakura ...
O-Katsu
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Yae
Masahiko Shimazu ...
Sono mago, Masao
Michisumi Sugawara ...
Kyaku
Tatsuo Hanabu ...
Rokusaburo
Tadashi Date
Tsutomu Nakata ...
Kamenosuke
Hachirô Misumi ...
Sailor
Tarô Marui ...
Shokichi
Saburô Sakai ...
Guest's father
Koh Sugita ...
Wharf worker
Nobuo Minamitaka ...
Ogawa noodle shop customer
Kyôsuke Shiho ...
Post Office staff
Masatoki Sasaki ...
Ume family father
Joe Ohara
Ken'ichi Miyajima ...
Aiko's father
Kisao Tobita
Osamu Maruyama ...
Tokezo
Tetsuo Takeuchi
Ken Yamaguchi
Rin Sugimori
Yoshiaki Fujimura ...
Nagataro
Wakayo Matsumura ...
Old woman's guest
Mitsuko Takesato
Nobuko Shingû

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

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Yasujirô Ozu ... (screenplay) &
Kôgo Noda ... (screenplay)
 
Tadao Ikeda ... (original screenplay) (uncredited)

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Masaichi Nagata ... producer

Music by

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Takanobu Saitô

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Kazuo Miyagawa

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Toyo Suzuki

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Shôzô Tanaka ... color consultant

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Hideo Matsuyama

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Tomoo Shimogawara

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Takashi Makino ... makeup artist

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Takao Matsumoto ... executive in charge of production

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Bainari Nakamura ... assistant director

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Tokujirô Harashima ... property master
Iwao Iwami ... set designer

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Takeo Suda ... sound

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Yukio Itô ... gaffer

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Sueyuki Hanayagi ... choreographer
Kichijirô Ueda ... stage director
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Plot Summary

A troupe of travelling players arrive at a small seaport in the south of Japan. Komajuro Arashi, the aging master of the troupe, goes to visit his old flame Oyoshi and their son Kiyoshi, even though Kiyoshi believes Komajuro is his uncle. The leading actress Sumiko is jealous and so, in order to humiliate the master, persuades the younger actress Kayo to seduce Kiyoshi. Written by Will Gilbert

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Also Known As
  • Floating Weeds (World-wide, English title)
  • Floating Weeds (United States)
  • Herbes flottantes (France)
  • Hierbas flotantes (Spain)
  • L'herba errant (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 119 min
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Trivia Roger Ebert, who provided the audio commentary on the 2003 Criterion DVD release, names this film as one of his ten all-time favorites. See more »
Goofs Near the end, sandals disappear or move around: after Kiyoshi argues with his father, he runs upstairs, first slipping out of his sandals and leaving them at the bottom (center) of the stairs. Moments later, Kayo goes up to him. We see that she, too, removes her sandals at the bottom of the stairs. But Kiyoshi's sandals have now suddenly disappeared: we see only Kayo's sandals at the bottom of the stairs. Moments later, Kiyoshi comes back downstairs to go after his father. He goes to put on his sandals, which have now suddenly reappeared, but in a different location from where he took them off. A moment later, Kayo also comes down the stairs and puts on her sandals, which are approximately where she had removed them and placed them, moments earlier. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Triplets of Belleville (2003). See more »

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